With the impending release of the Apple Watch, chalk up another great home control system interface:
Honestly, I’m more excited about this approach for home automation, even over voice control (imagine noisy parties where you’re trying to change the song on the media player) or fully automated systems (imagine your house trying to decide exactly what you want to do every morning you wake up – on work days, holidays, sick days, etc.).
Having a constant, immediately accessible connection to your home, media system, and security cameras is enormously powerful and it will be amazing to see what you’ll be able to do with it!
The down-side, of course, is that until we see the Apple Watch, Insteon’s new hub, and the integration between the two, we won’t know exactly how well the first-generation devices will make our home automation controls seamlessly integrate into our daily lives. And, I wouldn’t count out the ISY-994i, which to this day still trumps Insteon’s own hub in terms of usability and functionality.
You can read more about the Insteon Hub’s Apple Watch integration at Insteon.com.